Forensic Psychology, Psychology

The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro

A sponsored article featuring the School of Psychology on the topic of TV versus real-world crime scene investigations has been published in the London-based 'Metro' newspaper. The article, entitled 'The CSI Effect' outlines Forensic Psychology opportunities available through the Open University. Prof Graham Pike, CPRL Director of Research, remarks that materials drawn on for grisly… Continue reading The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar

Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the truth and who is being dishonest? Find out in our interactive...   For further information see our OpenLearn site.  

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

We're pleased to announce that the badged version of the OpenLearn course Forensic psychology is now live. Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice. Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a critical component of criminal investigations. Psychological research… Continue reading Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

New research showcased at major policing conference held at OU

Last week (1 March 2018), over 200 police and academics from across the UK met to present and discuss research which can improve policing. Sadly the second day of the conference had to be cancelled due to the snow, but the first day went extremely well. The annual conference of the Society of Evidence Based… Continue reading New research showcased at major policing conference held at OU

Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

Good criminal, bad criminal

Over on the Advancing social psychology┬á(DD317) blog, a new post considers the relevance of a key psychological concept, the essential person, for a recent tv series about the new face of international crime. A recent BBC drama depicted the takeover of global crime networks by new 'Harvard-educated', business-focussed criminals. It was about how the graceless… Continue reading Good criminal, bad criminal